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U.S. Advocacy Programs

U.S. Advocacy Programs
U.S. Advocacy Programs
SfN members at the US capitol building for Hill Day 2013
SfN provides neuroscientists with a unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues in Washington, DC, and facilitates member visits to Capitol Hill or local District offices to discuss issues important to the scientific community.

It also promotes public information about the nature of scientific discovery (including the responsible use of animals in research) and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

Advocacy News

May 9, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

May 09, 2014

- Conflict swirls as U.S. House nears vote on permanent R&D tax break
- Campaign targeting animal experimenter causes uproar in Germany
- Finding a path to 21st century cures
- Excessive regulations turning scientists into bureaucrats
- Wiring of retina reveals how eyes sense motion
- What makes Congress’s latest effort to curb science funding so dangerous?

May 2, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

May 02, 2014

- Why animal researchers are ending their silence
- UK proposes greater transparency on animal research
- U.S. science chiefs field questions, hard and soft, at innovation hearing
- Science investment by state 'can increase private spending'
- House spending panel backs NSF, NASA science
- NSF's science board criticizes bill to alter agency's programs
- Male researchers stress out rodents
- Federal funding drives innovation

Q&A: Robert Finkelstein, Amber Story Discuss Neuroscience Working Group

Apr 29, 2014

Robert Finkelstein and Amber Story are co-chairs of the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN).

Senator Menendez Tours Rutgers Laboratory Following SfN Hill Day

Apr 17, 2014

During the recent Society for Neuroscience Capitol Hill Day, Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom invited Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to tour his laboratory.

SfN Members Advocate for Increased Science Research

Apr 17, 2014

Forty-five researchers representing twenty-six states took to Capitol Hill on March 26 for SfN’s eighth annual Capitol Hill Day.

NSF Launches Understanding the Brain Portal

Apr 03, 2014

NSF has launched a new portal dedicated to the agency’s brain research funding opportunities and news.

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